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This review is from: War by Timetable: How the First World War Began (Kindle Edition)
This book is essential reading for anyone interested in World War One, whether you're a student or scholar. Taylor is an entertaining writer and his wit and judgement still resonate today.
This book concerns itself more with European History, rather than just being British focused, but War by Timetable is all the stronger for it. As with Norman Stone's recent book on WW1 the genius of Taylor is his brevity. There will be books twice as long as this one published in the next few years but they will, at best, say half as much.
Despite the grave subject matter there is still a wonderful, dry humour to Taylor's prose which popular historians of today might wish to emulate more, or be envious of.